2021-04-29 E-Edition

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Birds of a FEATHER

Conejo’s Davis named Oak Park superintendent

Replacement for Tony Knight

The Oak Park Unified School District will be under new leadership starting in July, and the new boss is local. Jeff Davis, a resident of Thousand Oaks, was announced as the new superintendent during an April 20 district board meeting. Davis is an assistant superintendent at the Ventura Unified School District, a position he’s held since 2017. Before joining the […]

Stern ready for supervisor run

The suitors are lining up for Sheila Kuehl’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seat. Kuehl, who recently turned 80, said she would not seek a third term in office in 2022. While at least two challengers are committed to running, one well- known name remains on the sidelines—although he told The Acorn in last week’s “Branching Out” podcast that […]

Agoura, Calabasas high school grad events go live

The situation is looking good for the Class of 2021. COVID-19 cases are dropping throughout the region and the number of administered vaccines is climbing, all of which indicates this year’s seniors will get to go to prom and walk at graduation. The Las Virgenes Unified School District is making plans for modified versions of both events. Sara Exner, principal […]

Culvert crossings offer safe passage for all kinds of critters

A partnership between Caltrans and the National Park Service is proving to be a success in helping wild animals safely cross a rural stretch of state Route 118 between Moorpark and Camarillo. A decade ago, the two agencies joined forces to study wildlife movement and obtain funding to retrofit five culverts and make them more accessible to animals. These tunnels […]

16 and older now getting vaccinated

COUNTERING COVID — Calabasas resident Jacob Dawahare, 16, receives his vaccine during Four Cities COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic April 16 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. The four cities that hosted the event were Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village.

Political Cartoon

Time to cut the rug, sort of


Prom has long stood as a high school milestone, a demarcation in time that creates indelible lifetime memories. When the pandemic struck last year, there was no dancing around it. The great senior class tradition was canceled at all local high schools. Now, prom season is back and we’re heartened to see school districts are making plans, albeit modified, to […]

Many readers taken aback by non-masker note

Regarding the letter to the editor last week, “Face coverings are ineffective,” does the name and medical background “Doctor Fauci” ring any bells? John EverettAgoura Hills Well, once again, I’ve needed to lift my jaw off the floor as I, incredulously, read another misinformed diatribe, this time, courtesy of Gerard Daniels’ letter of April 22. Reckless ramblings, such as his, […]